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Anthropology Databases

Recommended Databases

Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus offers broad coverage of anthropology literature, including articles, conference papers, and reports. Combines Anthropological Index Online, which offers access to hundreds of
journals from the British Museum’s Anthropology Library, and Anthropological Literature.
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AnthroSource is the full-text e-journal collection of the American Anthropological Association. All journals can be searched through a single interface. Through seamless integration with JSTOR, AnthroSource provides complete journal runs, including American Anthropologist from 1888 through the most recent issue. By using the “My Profile” feature, users can establish a list of favorite journals and set up RSS feeds that provide notifications when new issues are published.

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Ethnic NewsWatch

A primarily fulltext collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Includes news, editorials, reviews, culture and history from 200 publications. Searchable in both English and Spanish.
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Anthropological Index Online

Indexes and provides citations to over 700 periodicals in the Museum of Mankind Library, British Museum. Covers cultural and social anthropology, archaeology, ethnography, physical anthropology and linguistics. A browsable list of journal titles and abbreviations is also available.

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Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text to articles in over 350 leading English language periodicals in a broad array of the social sciences. Subject coverage includes anthropology, criminology, law, political science, psychology, sociology and women’s studies.
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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

Provides citations and abstracts to over 4,000 journals covering most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and women’s studies. Approximately two-thirds of the articles are available as full text. Also contains images which can be accessed by clicking on the “image collections” icon.
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ARTstor is a digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

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Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) is a multidisciplinary bibliographic database that covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.

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Social Services Abstracts (CSA)

CSA Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
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Sociological Abstracts

Indexes over 2,000 journals from 35 countries, dissertations, papers, books and book chapters in sociology and related fields such as demographics, criminology, policy studies and family studies. Citations and abstracts are provided.
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A full text, full image archive of over 120 journals. Coverage of journals generally begins with their first volume and is updated to within three years of the current issue. Allows keyword searching of the full text of all articles, as well as browsing of particular journal issues. Subject strengths are African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics/finance, general science, history, literature, math/statistics, philosophy, political science, population/demography, and sociology.
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